02:43 28.02.2014

About 50 armed men in military uniform seize Simferopol Airport in early hours of Friday

A group of armed men in military uniform without signs of identification seized Simferopol Airport in Crimea in the early hours of Friday.

About 50 people were armed and in the same gear as those who seized the buildings of the Crimean parliament and government on Thursday morning, eyewitnesses told an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent.

The men arrived at the airport in three KAMAZ vehicles without license plates and signs of identification.

A group of people with Russian Navy ensigns gathered at the airport's building.

At the beginning, the armed men surrounded the airport's domestic flights terminal, then moved farther.

The goal of the seizure isn't known at the moment.

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